I'll break this down:
- Why would any short man have a "chip on his shoulder" in the first place?
- If women date based on personality and care so much about it, why do millions of women complain about domestic abuse? Are short men simply worse actors and can't hide a nasty persona?
- Considering how every poll/study shows that women vastly prefer tall men, why blame short men's personalities?
Essentially, it's all typical just-world bullshit. The amount of short men who openly show anger over heightism could probably be fit on one island. Most short guys are perpetually grinning and always ready to kiss up to others to show how docile they are, all the while chastising any short man who rocks the boat. Still, the number one deal breaker in dating is height, and sperm banks have a height retirement of 5'9. I guess most guys under average height must be real nasty meanies for women to avoid short DNA like the plague. Also, this study found that women preferred happy nice guys less, so shouldn't short men be more popular? Short Man Syndrome, right?
In all seriousness, here are a few examples of blaming short men's personalities instead of society's height dynamic:
I included the last screenshot because it makes this funnier.
It seems like some girls are a bit too eager to proclaim their sudden distaste towards short men, even if it's based off of a few short men. It's like they've always been waiting for a good opportunity to finally reject all short men, but without being labeled as superficial or narrow-minded. It typically goes like this:
This whole thing transcends dating. No matter how many people foam at the mouth to hate on tall guys like Osama bin Laden or Donald Trump, society will never target tall height itself. Short men are blamed as a group, and receive consequences as a group. If some short guy used the countless women from heightismxposed as an excuse to hate women, nobody would tolerate it. Only in a prejudiced society could someone say, and I quote, "I actually like short guys but this place makes me want to hate them," then be positively received.
To end this, what the hell is "internalized shortness?" Is it the opposite of being tall on the inside?
This is like me pointing out one successful minority, then pretending like society has no more inequity. Remember short men: it's all in your head, although it's nice to know women will like you if you're rich and famous. Keep in mind Bruno Mars has been performing since he was a kid, like child actor Danielle Radcliffe. I'm sure if these short guys were random nobodies performing in small establishments, these women would still totally drool over them. It's how popular this just-world fallacy is that's disturbing, where people would rather call out "angry short men" constantly, rather than examine their own prejudice. That mentality is why things never change.
Here's some more related reading:
A reddit thread about "confidence and niceness," and some statistics for domestic violence. Seems like countless "bad personalities" are still getting partners. For example: 7'2 wrestler accused of beating girlfriend while still engaged to another woman, or this tall rapist/killer who dated multiple girls. How do guys like this get anyone in the first place? This applies even for short men, because Charles Manson is quite the ladies man (due to charisma). I'm not saying these guys should be emulated or excused just because they still attracted women. The point is that a lack of niceness doesn't disqualify a man. Meekness or an uninteresting personality, perhaps, but not goodness.
Nobody bats an eye if I claim a nasty bimbo could still find plenty of men if she's conventionally attractive. For some reason, flip the genders and it's very personal and offensive to suggest that an unkind man's looks or charm could still woo women. Must be a subconscious attempt to preserve the women are wonderful effect. People also try to make themselves feel better by claiming,"who would want any woman who falls for this anyway?" They'd be surprised at what a man who looks like a Ken doll could get away with, or rather, they simply don't want to acknowledge it. Either way, this post wasn't about trying to attract some saintly girl. This was meant to point out how decency has nothing to do with a failure to attract anybody, especially the shorter a man gets.
Simply put, whenever people say, "maybe it's not your height, it's your bad personality/laziness/ugliness," they ignore how for men, being short is considered a flaw just like those other traits.